Arkansas and Kentucky Don't Have Barack's Back
Barack Obama is having a rough night. In Arkansas, the latest results, with about a quarter of precincts reporting, shows Obama beating Tennessee lawyer John Wolfe by a margin of 59 percent to 41 percent. Obama is an incumbent president. Wolfe is a no-name. Mitt Romney is winning a higher percent of the vote in a semi-contested primary – 70%, compared to 13% for both Ron Paul and Rick Santorum – than Obama is.
Meanwhile, in Kentucky, Obama is actually losing full counties to “Uncommitted.” Actually, Obama lost more than 40 counties across the state to Uncommitted. Which isn’t the name of a new Sarah Jessica Parker movie. It literally means that people are actively voting for nobody. Obama is clocking at just under 58 percent of the vote; Uncommitted, in a surprisingly strong showing, is at just over 42 percent percent.
All of this follows hot on the heels of President Obama losing 41 percent of the vote in West Virginia to a Texas prison inmate.
Obama didn’t win any of these three states in the 2008 election campaign. He lost all three Democratic primaries to Hillary Clinton. But now he’s the president of the United States. It does not bode well for him if the active anti-Obama sentiment is strong enough for Arkansas to cry Wolfe, Kentucky to pull the lever for Uncommitted, and West Virginia to pull an electoral shiv on the president.